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General News · 6th August 2014
Leah (Friends of Cortes)

To raise money for the stewardship of Hague & Gunflint Lakes, a team of 4 swimmers is going to attempt, for the first time ever, the feat of swimming all nine of Cortes Island’s freshwater lakes in one day! It is roughly 10 km of swimming and could take about 14 hours of long swims, difficult hikes, boat, and car rides.

Support our precious lakes by SPONSORING THE SWIMMERS!

Click Here to make your contribution online

You can also fill out the sponsorship form that you'll receive in the mail this week or pick-up a form from the Co-op, Gorge, or Squirrel Cove stores.

The swim will take place on SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th so stay tuned for more information about greeting the swimmers at the sandy beach that evening!

The fabulous Nine Lake Swim team is: Carrie Saxifrage, Andrew Smyth, Mark Braaten, and Bianka Satoria.

How Will the Funds Be Used?
50% of the funds raised will go toward testing and lab analysis costs, and 50% will go toward solutions: bio-remediation supplies, education, and support for watershed users to decrease the flow of nutrients into the lakes. We hope to significantly decrease these inputs by the spring of 2015 to prevent further blooms from happening.

Sponsorship Levels:
$2 per lake = $18
$5 per lake = $45
$10 per lake = $90
$15 per lake = $135
$20 per lake = $180
$50 per lake = $450

Tax receipts will be issued for all online donations and for cheque donations of $90 or more.

We are very excited to be supporting this event and hope that you will join us in celebrating the precious lakes on Cortes Island.

Follow this link to view a map of the swim route:

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